The U.S. National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from Saturday, 12:00 AM EST until Monday 4:00 AM EST.
Beginning early Saturday morning and throughout this weekend the northeast Ohio region is bracing for a severe winter storm which will bring large amounts of snow, high winds and frigid temperatures. The snowfall prediction for the Hudson area is currently 10 – 15 inches depending on just how the storm tracks.
As the City of Hudson’s Public Works Department and Emergency Services prepare for the storm, please keep the following in mind as the storm moves through the area:
- Do not travel the roads unless absolutely necessary. This allows plow truck drivers, Fire & EMS, and Police to better perform their jobs and reach their destinations in emergency situations.
- Expect snow covered roads and blowing and drifting snow. Snow crews will be plowing snow and salting hills, curves, and intersections throughout the storm. Crews will focus on plowing snow off the City's main routes and will clear secondary routes as the storm allows. Cul-de-sacs will be plowed during and after the storm.
- Blizzard conditions are likely throughout the event. Snow trucks will be moving slowly. Please use caution and allow an assured clear distance.
- This storm is predicted to last 24-48 hours. It will take our city crews at least 24 hours after the storm to clear all roads.
- Keep cars, trash and recycling cans off the roads as plow trucks have to push the snow off the roads onto the berms.
- The downtown business and shopping district walks and parking lot areas will be plowed at two to three inch accumulations throughout the storm. Intersections and crosswalks will be salted during the event.
- Areas within the downtown and all public properties will have piles of accumulated snow. Please be patient. Snow piles impacting parking and clear lines of sight will be reduced and/or removed altogether. This could take several days to complete.
Please be safe as this winter storm moves through.